Sunday, October 4, 2009

Caption contest!

Whoa Nellie, hold the phone...we've got a really big caption contest for you this time. I asked ya'll in our loopalicious group on would you like most for a caption contest prize? Bag or yarn? And of course, your answer was...both!

Then fabulous Trish of Tanglewood Fiber Creations offered to donate a skein of sinful hand-dyed, handspun yarn, and we decided to pair said yarn with one of the bags from RoseKnits, made by our own Annie Saltsman (did you see the new Vogue Holiday magazine yet? RoseKnits is featured!). Here's a pic of the bag:

The yarn will be a surprise from Trish and trust us, there is no such thing as fugly Tanglewood. The total value of this prize is sure to be over $200...

Now, here's all you have to do. Post a comment with a caption for the following photo:

Enter as many times as you like. Sorry, employees are not eligible but are welcome to post comments of course! There is no really random way to judge this, so the winner will basically be determined by how hard you make me laugh. Keep in mind this is my kiddo who is otherwise quite handsome, so nothing too mean please ;-) Also, remember your comment will not post right away because I screen them for spam. Winner will be announced October 18th.

Happy captioning!

- Shelley

P.S. The scarf in the photo is "Campus Scarf" from the book Scarf Style. I used Kathmandu Aran Tweed. This pattern took 2 skeins each of 3 colors, plus 1 skein each of 3 more colors - and is super fun and easy.


Blogger Julie said...

Gauge is important. (the matching thong is a tad bit too tight...)

If you deem this inappropriate (because its your son) feel free to delete.

jsample (on Ravelry)

October 4, 2009 at 11:16 AM  
Blogger S. E. Ward said...


October 4, 2009 at 12:41 PM  
Blogger S. E. Ward said...

Caught up in the levity of the moment, Carl failed to notice the tree behind him. Later, when said tree had absconded with his new scarf, he could only hope that blue spruce were allergic to angora.

(This is Seward on Ravelry, btw. Forgot to say that earlier!)

October 4, 2009 at 1:39 PM  
Blogger S. E. Ward said...

Alas, the scarf found that his Boyboy did not have the winning smile originally planned. World domination would have to wait. For now. For now.

October 4, 2009 at 1:45 PM  
Blogger Jo Ann said...

"I think I just found your missing needle..."

(autoharpist on Ravelry)

October 4, 2009 at 2:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

She likes me! She really likes me! What do I do now?

October 4, 2009 at 3:04 PM  
Blogger RisaJ said...

I'm frozen in my happy time.

October 4, 2009 at 5:25 PM  
Anonymous JLockhart (ravelry) said...

Hey mom, I like the new scarf you made me, really, see....I'm smiling! Now, can I have the car keys, my new scarf?

October 4, 2009 at 6:11 PM  
Blogger S. E. Ward said...

(That should have been "Boybot" in the world domination comment. I haven't been able to type all week. Sorry!)

October 4, 2009 at 8:39 PM  
Anonymous Betty (creativelady1) said...

Did you see who just drove by??????

October 5, 2009 at 3:09 AM  
Anonymous Eunice said...

Breathe Mom! I promise I love it.

October 5, 2009 at 7:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"No, Mom, really purple and florescent orange are the new beige and black for fall, so your new sweater is fine, but ya might want to ditch the red beret..."


October 5, 2009 at 8:26 AM  
Blogger andrea said...

He chokes out, "It's alive!"

October 5, 2009 at 10:36 AM  
Blogger Jo Ann said...

"Hurry up and TAKE THE PICTURE. I GOTTA GO!!!"

(autoharpist on Ravelry)

October 5, 2009 at 1:15 PM  
Blogger Jo Ann said...

"It's a little tight..."

(autoharpist on Ravelry)

October 5, 2009 at 1:17 PM  
Blogger Karen said...

"Dude, It's Kathmandu!"

October 5, 2009 at 1:31 PM  
Blogger RisaJ said...

I'm frozen in a 'happy' state.

October 5, 2009 at 1:46 PM  
Blogger YoYoma said...

Hey! I'm all tangeled up in the woods, little help please!
(Tanglewood Yarn) get it! : )

October 6, 2009 at 5:01 PM  
Anonymous B. Conine said...

Froto wait for me, I tripped over my scarf.

October 6, 2009 at 11:30 PM  
Blogger Maria said...

My mom made me this "darling" scarf.

October 7, 2009 at 12:30 PM  
Blogger Maria said...

"You'll only let me take drivers ed if I model this thing?

October 7, 2009 at 12:37 PM  
Anonymous Cheri said...

'...luckily someone was able to capture the exact moment he saw the bag.'
(Even a teenage boy can appreciate the awesomeness of an Annie Saltsman bag!)
needleworkjunky on ravelry :)

October 7, 2009 at 5:11 PM  
Anonymous Cheri said...

Mom: It's really important that grandma sees you're happy about this scarf she made you.
Son: but moooooooooooom!
Mom: Son... just smile. Maybe she'll send money next time...

needleworkjunky on ravelry

October 7, 2009 at 5:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm so glad it's not a Harry Potter scarf!!!!

J Welker

October 7, 2009 at 7:42 PM  
Blogger S. E. Ward said...

"In my happy place.... In my happy place.... Tree's going to eat me.... In my happy place...."

October 7, 2009 at 8:19 PM  
Anonymous Mike Howard said...

Yeah, Mom, it's great! But I think a squirrel just ran up my pant leg!

October 8, 2009 at 7:05 AM  
Blogger Kitten With a Whiplash said...

Why did Mom have to choose the football field during cheerleader tryouts for her photo-shoot? Why? Why! WHY!?!?!

October 8, 2009 at 9:43 AM  
Blogger Kitten With a Whiplash said...

"This is it! The shot that gets me into the Star Search Spokesmodel competion! The Fame, The Fortune, The BABES!" he thougt, unaware the show had been cancelled 15 years ago.

October 8, 2009 at 9:46 AM  
Blogger Kitten With a Whiplash said...

The secret of the Boyfriend Sweater Curse revealed: "I guess I'll have to tell Kelli it's over between us. Why do Mom's scarves always clash with the sweaters my girlfriends knit for me?"

October 8, 2009 at 9:50 AM  
Blogger Christine said...

Darrell the squirrel attempts to score from the stash of sunflower seeds hidden in my pocket.

curlyblue62 on rav

October 8, 2009 at 10:33 AM  
Blogger Kitten With a Whiplash said...

To avoid upsetting Teen RIghts Activists, the wily mother placed a knitted scarf over the tether holding her elusive son captive for a picture session.

October 8, 2009 at 10:34 AM  
Blogger Kitten With a Whiplash said...

The cagey teen smiled broadly for the camera, knowing it wouldn't be long before the other scarf model, Brent, upstaged him on the blog! And he was right! ;)

October 8, 2009 at 10:43 AM  
Blogger Kitten With a Whiplash said...

How in the world did Mom manage to knit me scarf with the school colors of every high school in town - except ours!?!

October 8, 2009 at 2:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh my! You mean I forgot my pants?!

October 9, 2009 at 7:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mom, you'll never guess what the college kids are doing on Spring Break!

October 10, 2009 at 10:45 AM  
Blogger |chee-uh| said...

Did you say co-ed dorms?

monkalicious on rav

October 10, 2009 at 2:59 PM  
Anonymous ~~Cheri~~ said... mean this scarf was used on America's Next Top Model!?

October 10, 2009 at 4:49 PM  
Anonymous ~~Cheri~~ said...

This was the face Jake had for the rest of the day after Molly, the most popular and beautiful girl in school, gave him the scarf.

October 10, 2009 at 4:51 PM  
Blogger Elaine said...

I can't believe I just got into Harvard. Do I look cool for my facebook photo?

October 10, 2009 at 8:24 PM  
Blogger Elaine said...

I'm a college man now since I'm wearing my campus scarf. I am definitely awesome dude.

October 10, 2009 at 8:27 PM  
Blogger Elaine said...

But Mom, it's 65 degrees and although I do LOVE my new scarf, I am NOT going to catch cold without it!

October 11, 2009 at 5:24 AM  
Blogger Elaine said...

You don't have to tie it so tight - I promise not to lose this one.

October 11, 2009 at 5:25 AM  
Blogger Jersey said...

Mom - the cheerleaders all love my scarf and want to make me their mascot!

October 11, 2009 at 3:04 PM  
Blogger Elaine said...

Yikes!! It's caught in my fly.

October 11, 2009 at 8:51 PM  
Blogger EJ said...

Some pretty funny ones so far.

The scarf hangs down in the front so she can't tell just HOW MUCH I like her.

October 12, 2009 at 9:30 AM  
Anonymous Tirebabe said...

"I'll let you take a picture of me with the scarf, but I draw the line at the matching eyeshadow."

Sandi (Tirebabe)

October 12, 2009 at 11:36 AM  
Blogger bschlot said...

So that's a French Kiss!

October 12, 2009 at 8:35 PM  
Blogger bschlot said...

Snow day tomorrow?
Are you sure?

October 12, 2009 at 8:55 PM  
Anonymous Mike Howard said...

The scarf is great, Mom, but the fuzzy wool briefs were NOT a good idea.

October 13, 2009 at 7:56 AM  
Blogger Jo Ann said...

Smile? You want me to SMILE?? Well, ALRIGHTY THEN!!!


October 13, 2009 at 11:29 AM  
Blogger ann I am said...

Do I LOOK cold?? It's 105!!

October 13, 2009 at 2:53 PM  
Blogger Ruth said...

Here are my three entries -

North Pole, here I come!

Happiness is a warm scarf!

Uhm,what?? I don't smell anything!!

(ok, I know that is gross but hey, I grew up with all brothers)

October 13, 2009 at 5:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Aunt Rosie not only made me this scarf, but can you believe there is a matching beret, gloves and bell bottom pants? And she's on her way here for Thanksgiving???


"meet bob our own version of a garden gnome."

jsample (on ravelry)

October 13, 2009 at 6:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Aunt Rosie not only made me this scarf, but can you believe there is a matching beret, gloves and bell bottom pants? And she's on her way here for Thanksgiving???


"meet bob our own version of a garden gnome."

jsample (on ravelry)

October 13, 2009 at 6:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Aunt Rosie not only made me this scarf, but can you believe there is a matching beret, gloves and bell bottom pants? And she's on her way here for Thanksgiving???


"meet bob our own version of a garden gnome."

jsample (on ravelry)

October 13, 2009 at 6:09 PM  
Blogger Elaine said...

Hi Julie, how do you like my new scarf?

October 13, 2009 at 6:38 PM  
Blogger Elaine said...

I'll just stand her looking nonchalant as she walks by.

October 13, 2009 at 6:39 PM  
Blogger Ruth said...

Happiness is a hand knit scarf made by Mom.

October 14, 2009 at 2:01 AM  
Anonymous fastfashion22 (ravelry) said...

Mom was right about that whole "your face will get stuck like that" thing.

October 14, 2009 at 8:14 AM  
Anonymous fastfashion22 (ravelry) said...

No Mom, it's great *they're all gonna laugh at me, they're all gonna laugh at me...*

October 14, 2009 at 8:16 AM  
Anonymous fastfashion22 (ravelry) said...

Can I stop smiling now, I think I can taste my ears?

October 14, 2009 at 8:19 AM  
Anonymous fastfashion22 (ravelry) said...

"Got Scarf?"

October 14, 2009 at 8:27 AM  
Blogger tom said...

Pick me, Pick me!

(that is both my entry and my wish :-) )

October 14, 2009 at 12:06 PM  
Blogger tom said...

Since multiple entries are OK, how about:

The scarf makes me look a little older, don't you think?

try 2

The scarf makes me look a little taller, don't you think?

yet again

The scarf makes me look a little cooler, don't you think?


The scarf makes me look a little wiser, don't you think?

October 14, 2009 at 12:09 PM  
Blogger bschlot said...

That's my new car?! A convertible that matches my scarf!

October 14, 2009 at 10:23 PM  
Anonymous Paula said...

I'm feeling "pretty" special in my new scarf!!!

October 15, 2009 at 8:26 AM  
Anonymous Paula said...

Rememember Dr. Who???? I'm ready for my adventure as a mysterious alien time-traveller in my fabulous new scarf.

October 15, 2009 at 8:29 AM  
Blogger All Beavercreek Residents said...

I love them all! Good job Sam!

October 15, 2009 at 11:47 PM  
Blogger Jennimac said...

George knew he was going to have to smile broadly if he was going to have any chance of outshining his new striped scarf.....


October 16, 2009 at 11:51 AM  
Blogger Elaine said...

If I wear my scarf and smile a lot, maybe Mom won't notice the dent in the car.

Do I win a prize for persistence? :-)

October 17, 2009 at 7:13 PM  
Blogger eOrganic Baby said...

Coffee?Coffee? I haven't had too much coffee...whadaya mean stand still for the photo...IamstandingstillIonlyhad4doubleespressosnoI'mnotshakingcanyoujusttakethefreakin'photo...

October 18, 2009 at 6:21 AM  
Blogger Elaine said...

Just in case it's not too late:

It's important to accessorize!

October 18, 2009 at 6:35 AM  
Blogger Elaine said...

What'd'ya mean? I'm awake!

October 18, 2009 at 6:50 AM  
Blogger eOrganic Baby said...

(part of my comment was cut off sooo...the rest of it goes):



October 18, 2009 at 6:55 AM  
Blogger SansMerci said...

Mom, I've got a scarf wedgey

October 18, 2009 at 3:06 PM  
Blogger Shelley Brander said...

And the winner is...check the blog for a new entry with the big winner! Thanks so much to all who entered - this has been lots of fun :)

October 18, 2009 at 5:36 PM  
Blogger Christine said...

Hey Mom, that Trish lady from Tanglewood just winked at me!

curlyblue62 on ravelry

October 26, 2009 at 2:49 PM  

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